SMU vs. Cincinnati - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (15-7) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (18-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The SMU Mustangs and the Cincinnati Bearcats face off on Thursday at Moody Coliseum in AAC college basketball action.
The SMU Mustangs are 18-4 this season and they have won their last eight games in a row. SMU is averaging 70.1 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.5 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 14.5 points and 5.4 assists per game. Yanick Moreira is averaging 11.9 points and 6.6 rebounds, Markus Kennedy is averaging 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Keith Frazier is averaging 10.5 points. SMU is 13-1 at home and 9-1 in the AAC.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats are 15-6 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a four game winning streak. Cincinnati is averaging 62.4 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 54.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Troy Caupain leads the Bearcats averaging 10.1 points per game. Octavius Ellis is averaging 9.4 points and 7.1 rebounds, Gary Clark is averaging 7.9 points and 7.3 rebounds, and Farad Cobb is averaging 7.1 points. Cincinnati is 2-4 on the road and 6-3 in AAC play.
SMU is 6-0-2 against the spread in their last eight games, 4-0-2 against the spread following a win, and 5-2-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Cincinnati is 7-17 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, 4-10 against the spread following a loss, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games following a game they scored less than 50 points.
The total is at 115 but this one squeaks past that so my free pick is Over.